Before BlogHer I was running (ha!) out of steam for running.  I knew I needed to be able to do the 5K, but I was lacking motivation.  In some respects, getting sick, getting all of those blisters, and then the sick dog was good.  It allowed me a good reason to take a break, so that I could get back to it.

I had to look really hard at myself, and what I wanted out of things.  I had to find my mojo to run again.

A few months back, when things were going crazy with my job, I searched Etsy for something inspiring.  I wanted to be able to wear my strength and my power when it felt like I didn’t have any left.  I just wasn’t able to find what I was looking for.  There was hope, joy, but not the strength I really needed.  Leave it to me to not be the girly girl.

After BlogHer I found it.  Something I could put any word I wanted to on.  Something that I could use to find my strength when I need it.  Interestingly enough, strength itself was too long to fit.  Brave was my other choice.  I realized though that the running I’ve been doing has been proving to everyone, and especially me, just how strong and brave I am.  I can stick with it.  I can be a runner.  I struggle a lot to get people to see past what they want to see and see who I really am.  My running is a way I can prove that I am more than meets the eye.

I am a runner.

Disclaimer:  I got a gift certificate from Lisa Leonard Designs at the Social Luxe Lounge that offset a portion of the cost of the necklace, allowing me have room in the budget to get it.   I was not asked to write a review in return for using the gift certificate.

I LOVE the necklace.  Partially just because I got to put what I wanted on it, and partially because it is really cool.  It has weight, and substance, which I love.  I feel out of place in overly dainty jewelry, and this is feminine enough without feeling like it will break and fall away.  Which given why I have it, is very important.

I was able to actually get out and run tonight, and wearing it was a good reminder of why I was going through hell to get back out there.  I am a runner.

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  1. Posted August 24, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    I love it. It’s a wonderful way to take ownership of that word and display it proudly. You are my inspiration.
    Heather recently posted..Fat girl- writing

  2. Posted August 25, 2010 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    Love it!!! You are a runner.

    I’ve had my eye on this one:
    birdie recently posted..Gifts

  3. Posted August 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful post. You are inspiring to a great many people. You should be proud of what you have accomplished and I couldn’t think of a better way to show it. Such a gorgeous necklace!

  4. Posted August 28, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    Awesome, girl. I love the necklace and love that you are a runner!

  5. Posted August 29, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful necklace. Adding it to my own wish list!

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